Moving into your new home Local Information - 11:13 04/04/23
What you need to know before moving into your new property:
We have highlighted below the things you must consider when renting a property in the England, with further guidance on who to contact within the Harrogate District to set up payments.
If you are renting a room or in shared accommodation, your bills may be included within the amount you pay to your landlord.
You should always check this with your landlord before moving into the property. Your landlord should still issue you with a tenancy agreement.
Private accommodation – When you are the lead Tenant
When moving into your new home it is important to ensure you register and pay the following bills.
It is unusual (but not unlikely) that these costs are covered under your tenancy agreement, however you must check this with your landlord:
- Council Tax
- Energy (Gas/Electricity)
- TV License (if you watch TV in your home
|Your landlord is required to issue you with a tenancy agreement which will outline your responsibilities as a tenant, the amount you are liable for and what the landlords commitment is to you as a tenant
|You are liable to pay council tax on the property that you rent. As a Ukrainian Refugee you are entitled to 50% off your council tax
|0300 131 2 131
|Your landlord should give you details of your energy supplier; it is your responsibility to contact them with the details of your move in date.
|You will be required to pay for your water bill, this can be paid on a monthly basis or every 3 months (quarterly). The water supplier within the Harrogate area is Yorkshire Water. You can do this online, or by phone. We suggest calling them, as you may be eligible for a discount if you are in a low-income household (On universal credit or minimum wage)or you live alone. Further discount may also be applied if you have a health condition or disability.
|0345 124 2424
|TV License –
|If you watch live TV or download and stream from BBC iPlayer you will be required to purchase a TV license. If you do not watch live TV or you are over the age of 75 you will not be required to get one. Some exemptions/discounts can be applied to your TV license when signing up. You can complete this online or via phone.
|0300 790 6096
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